We’re photographing the mundane this week – something everyday – something ordinary.
This is all up for interpretation as what I think of as ordinary maybe extraordinary to others. If you pass by something everyday and don’t even notice than it probably qualifies as “mundane” – even if it’s the Eiffel Tower.
Living in St. Louis, we fly over the Mississippi River and rarely give the Gateway Arch a second look. But this week stop and take a look at what you’re missing.
What most of us will think about when we think of “mundane” is “everyday.” Photograph in your house or garden or around your neighborhood. Find something that you pass by, but may think is too boring or average to take a photograph of. Just because the subject is average, doesn’t mean your photograph should be! Even an ordinary weed or leaf can be extraordinary in the right light.
Challenge yourself to find something special in places you wouldn’t normally think to photograph – your kitchen, garage, or your bathroom. Look for light.
Look for patterns and shapes.
Look for textures.
This is the perfect week to get out and try some of that street photography. Street photography is all about taking photos of an average day. Take time to look at all the people going about their routines on the street.
This week’s challenge is about finding the mundane — and then seeing and photographing the beauty in the everyday. To a photographer, everything in life has possibilities.
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Welcome to Wits End Photography blog, my name is Jenn Mishra. I'm an American photographer born in Colorado and based in the St. Louis metro area. I love to travel, but even when at home, I try to keep the same sense of adventure – looking for novelty in the everyday; finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Some photos are available for purchase at www.witsendphotography.com
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